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Melio’s small business holiday gift guide

‘Tis the season to do some holiday shopping for your friends, family, and loved ones. 

We know that choosing holiday gifts can be a chore, especially if you’re trying to find ideas for gifts that extend beyond the reliable-yet-unexciting plaid scarf. 

If only you had access to a collection of hand-picked recommendations with unique gift ideas for the people in your life, based on their actual preferences and personality types. That would be miraculous, wouldn’t it? 

Well, we hope you believe in miracles because here it is: Melio’s holiday gift guide, specifically for the people in your life who are the most challenging to buy gifts for. And best of all, the gifts are all from small businesses we love supporting, and none of them are plaid scarves! 

The environmentally-aware classics lover

Nothing beats the magic of burying your nose in the pages of an old book and taking a deep sniff. Combine that with knowing that you’re giving an old classic a new home and a new love (and saving a tree while you’re at it), and there you have it – a thoughtful and unique gift, for the avid reader. 

The Violet Fox online bookshop‘s classics section has it all, from fantasy classics like Asimov’s “Foundation” trilogy and “A wrinkle in time”, to great novels like “Moby Dick,” “Pride and Prejudice,” and “Tom Sawyer.” This versatile selection of books lets you compose a book collection based on personal preferences.

A lifestyle gift box by Bombay and Cedar
A lifestyle gift box by Bombay and Cedar

Here’s a gift for the nesting type, who loves nothing more than to cozy up in their favorite onesie, watch the raindrops crawl across the windowpane, and sip on some comforting chai. A beautifully packaged artisanal gift box from TerraKlay, with two tumbler mugs and a packet of Masala Chai.

A boutique wine from the Happy Quotient is bound to quench the thirst of any wine aficionado. What’s even more remarkable is that its entire collection is vegan and sustainably farmed, consisting of small-production, limited-quantity wines from around the world.

Went through this article and still haven’t found the perfect gift for that special someone? Check out Melio’s Small Business Index, with a versatile selection of hundreds of fantastic small businesses to shop from.

*This blog post is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended as financial advice.
**Melio does not provide legal, tax or accounting advice, and you should consult with a professional advisor before making any financial decisions.